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Armenian Civil Society after Twenty Years of Transition: Still Post-Communist? Study

TCPA has completed its study “Armenian Civil Society after Twenty Years of Transition: Still Post-Communist?” funded by the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN). The study discusses the communist legacy, trust toward the civil society sector, engagement and membership in the civil society organizations, volunteering, changes in the social and political environment of Armenia and more. This is a … Continue reading

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Understanding Civil Society

What is the first thought that comes to mind when we hear these two words? Quite a few individuals would provide examples like World Vision, Transparency International, Red Cross, and other non-governmental organizations. For some, civil society is not just comprised of NGOs, but also of labor unions and even churches. Discussing various definitions of … Continue reading


2015 in review

TCPA in Blogging! 2015 Annual report Happy New Year 2016, everybody! Click here to see the complete report.

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Civic Activism in Armenia: Year 1 Research Findings Report

TCPA ongoing research project, funded by Academic Swiss Caucasus Net, is focused on the interaction and mutual perceptions of Non-Governmental Organisations and civic activists, placing these two actors into a broader perspective of Armenian political culture of participation and (mis)trust. We believe the relationship between Armenian NGOs and civic initiative groups to be quite complex: there is … Continue reading

Yevgenya Jenny Paturyan a Special Editor of the Caucasus Analytical Digest

TCPA Assistant Director Yevgenya Jenny Paturyan was invited to be a special editor of the most recent Caucasus Analytical Digest issue on Civil Society. Jenny authored an article on Armenia “Armenian Civil Society: It is Not All about NGOs” and coordinated articles on Azerbaijan and Georgia. The issue of the journal is available here. Caucasus Analytical Digest 2015.PDF  

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